Take, for instance, this email from my father today:
"Just realized your zip code is a chiasmus -- a literary device worked into the structure of the gospel of Luke -- quite esoteric for a biblical scholar to have noted --not a literal chiasmus, but a conceptual one. A verbal pattern (a type of antithesis) in which the second half of an expression is balanced against the first with the parts reversed. Essentially the same as antimetabole. (Note that a chiasmus includes anadiplosis, but not every anadiplosis reverses itself in the manner of a chiasmus.) Adjective: chiastic."
Love ya too Daddy!
Oooooooohhhhh...I now have a headache. :P
That explains a lot!
Wow. He never writes me notes like that! [pout]
This explains EVERYTHING. at least for Chris :D
uh... hhhmmm. Who knew?! :)
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